ComponentWorld Health OrganizationEuropean Group for the Study of Insulin ResistanceATP III (National Institutes
of Health)
American Association of Clinical EndocrinologistsInternational Diabetes FederationAmerican Heart Association/
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
ObesityWaist/height ratio more than 0.85 in women, 0.90 in men; BMI of 30 or higherWaist circumference 80 cm or higher in women and 94 cm or higher in menWaist circumference of 88 cm in women, 102 or higher cm in menBMI of 25 or higher or waist circumference of 88 cm or higher for women or 102 cm or higher for menWaist circumference depending on ethnicityWaist circumference more than 35 inches in women, 40 inches in men
Triglycerides or taking medication for high triglycerides150 mg/dL or higher150 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for dyslipidemia150 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for high triglycerides150 mg/dL or higher150 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for high triglycerides150 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for high triglycerides
HDL
Women


Men

Both
Less than 40 mg/dL or less

Less than 35 mg/dL


Less than 40 mg/dL

Less than 50 mg/dL

Less than 40 mg/dL

Or drug treatment for low HDL cholesterol
Less than 50 mg/dL

Less than 40 mg/dL

Less than 50 mg/dL

Less than 40 mg/dL

Or drug treatment for low HDL cholesterol
Less than 50 mg/dL

Less than 40 mg/dL

Or drug treatment for low HDL cholesterol
Blood pressure140/90 or higher140/90 or higher or drug treatment for hypertension 130/85 or higher or drug treatment for hypertension 130/85 or higher130/85 or higher or drug treatment for hypertension 130/85 or higher or drug treatment for hypertension
Marker of insulin sensitivityInsulin resistance in top 25 percent; fasting glucose of 110 mg/dL or higherInsulin resistance or fasting hyperin-sulinemia in top 25 percent----------------
Fasting blood glucose----110–125 mg/dL100 mg/dL or higher or drug treatment for elevated glucose110 mg/dL or higher 100 mg/dL or higher, or type 2 diabetes100 mg/dL or higher, or drug treatment for elevated blood glucose
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